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Graphic Inscriptions of Power: The 1919 Chicago Race Riots

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“Graphic Inscriptions of Power,” examines the Chicago race riot of 1919 within larger histories of American foreign policy, specifically the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934). Tracing the shared ... More


Negro Distrust of the Police Increased: Migration, Prohibition, and Regime-Building in the 1 920s

Simon Balto

in Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649597
eISBN:
9781469649610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649597.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The first chapter opens with scenes from Chicago’s Red Summer race riot in July of 1919. It explores the cascade of white violence that characterized the riot, as well as the armed self-defense that ... More


Introduction: Wilmington and the 1898 Mentality

Kenneth Robert Janken

in The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction situates the Wilmington Ten events in the long history of racial violence and subordination in North Carolina. The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot was engineered by the state’s white ... More


Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina

Margaret M. Mulrooney

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813054926
eISBN:
9780813053462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054926.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

A revealing work of public history that shows how communities remember their pasts in different ways to fit specific narratives, Race, Place, and Memory charts the ebb and flow of racial violence in ... More


“The White Wife Problem:” Sex, Race and the Contested Politics of Repatriation to Interwar British West Africa

Carina E. Ray

in Navigating African Maritime History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497315
eISBN:
9781786944535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497315.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay explores the difficulties faced by interracial couples - primarily West African men and British or German women - in gaining acceptance in society in the interwar years in Britain and West ... More


Social Conditions for Change

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the impact of dramatic geographic and social trends that preceded and matured during World War II. The massive migration from the rural South to cities in the North brought ... More


Ebb and Flow, 1920–1990

Margaret M. Mulrooney

in Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813054926
eISBN:
9780813053462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054926.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

As the twentieth century advanced, Wilmington’s old, established elites found it more difficult to retain the most salient elements of their collective past while fashioning a modern, progressive ... More


We Return Fighting

Darius J. Young

in Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056272
eISBN:
9780813058061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056272.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the political activism of Church during the post-World War I era. It begins with Church’s assistance with investigating the racial violence of the Elaine Race Riots amid the ... More


Racial and Ethnic Relations during Reconstruction

Jeff Strickland

in Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War-Era Charleston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060798
eISBN:
9780813050867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060798.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Racial and ethnic relations between African Americans, German and Irish immigrants, and white Southerners revealed cooperation and conflict during Reconstruction. White army enlisted men expressed ... More


On Fire: The City and American Protest in 1968

Daniel Matlin

in Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698936
eISBN:
9781474445160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698936.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that a diverse array of American social movements in the late 1960s regarded the city as a crucial terrain of struggles for visibility, empowerment and self-determination, while ... More


Introduction

Margaret M. Mulrooney

in Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813054926
eISBN:
9780813053462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054926.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Mulrooney introduces the 1998 commemoration of the Wilmington “race riot” and the three structures of human experience that materialized most clearly: racial identity (who is considered white or ... More


The Red Summer of 1919: Finding Reassurance

W. Jason Miller

in Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter revisits “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” Hughes's first record of personal resistance against the threats of lynching. It highlights his most widely known poem penned while riding on a ... More


An Unknown Negro Girl without Title or Prestige, 1940–1946

Troy R. Saxby

in Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654928
eISBN:
9781469654942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654928.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores Pauli Murray’s continuing civil rights activism, emerging feminism, and legal training during World War II. Murray joined the Workers Defense League and campaigned to save ... More


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